21-year old Ontarian lives in a nursing home: ‘This is not a home, it’s an institution’ says Paige Cunliffe’s Mom

CBC Radio The Current (September 8, 2014)

Like many developmentally disabled people, Paige Cunliffe has found it difficult to find a home. Ontario recognizes the need for better support, but there are an estimated 12,000 developmentally disabled people waiting for a place in group homes.

As part of the “By Design” series The Current examines the growing number of people living in facilities that families argue are simply inappropriate… designed for the elderly.

5,338: The number of people with developmental disabilities — and under the age of 65 — who were admitted to long term care homes in Ontario between 2008 and 2012.

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